Ventnor City, NJ
Atlantic County
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A. 
The purpose of the Design Commercial District is to encourage major commercial concentration with easy highway access, with sufficient controls and within an overall design.
B. 
The use, height and area regulations of §§ 102-96 to 102-98, inclusive, or those regulations set forth elsewhere in this chapter, where applicable to these sections, and the general regulations of Article XVIII are the regulations in this District.
A building or land shall be used only for the following purposes:
A. 
Principal uses. The following principal uses are permitted:
(1) 
All of the principal uses permitted in the City Commercial District as outlined in Article XIIIA.
(2) 
Banks.
(3) 
Laundry pickup facilities, provided that no actual cleaning is conducted on the premises.
(4) 
Fully enclosed motion-picture theaters.
(5) 
Parks, playgrounds and other publicly operated recreational uses, subject to requirements outlined in Article IV, § 102-13.
(6) 
Public utility substations, subject to requirements outlined in Article IV, § 102-13.
B. 
Conditional uses. The following conditional uses may be authorized by the Planning Board, provided that applications conform to the following specifications and standards:
(1) 
Restaurants, provided that:
(a) 
The purchase and consumption of food occurs within fully enclosed structures.
(b) 
The architectural design of the exterior of the building shall be in keeping with other structures within the center.
(c) 
The building shall be contiguous to or adjoin other structures within the center.
(2) 
Automobile sales and service establishments for new and used cars, provided that:
(a) 
All service activities shall take place within fully enclosed structures.
(b) 
No gasoline sales shall take place on the premises.
(c) 
All service entrances and exits be located to the rear or side of the principal building.
(d) 
All other regulations of this district regarding parking, area and bulk, landscaping and signs are adhered to.
(e) 
Car wash establishments, whether separate or a part of other automotive uses, shall not be permitted.
(3) 
Dry-cleaning establishments, provided that:
(a) 
All cleaning carried out on the premises is done exclusively in support of the retail service offered on the premises.
(b) 
The total floor area of the establishment shall not exceed 2,000 square feet.
(c) 
All applicable fire and health codes of Ventnor City and the State of New Jersey are met or exceeded.
C. 
Accessory uses. Accessory uses and buildings shall be uses and buildings customarily incident to the principal uses listed as permitted. They shall be understood to include the following:
(1) 
Appropriate facilities for placement of trash and garbage and collection and removal thereof, provided that the facility is completely enclosed and that such structures meet the approval of the Construction Official and the Board of Health.
(2) 
Electric vehicle supply equipment, subject to conditions set forth in § 102-118.3O.
[Added 4-26-2018 by Ord. No. 2018-14]
(3) 
Solar energy systems, subject to conditions set forth in § 102-118.9.
[Added 4-26-2018 by Ord. No. 2018-15]
The following area and bulk requirements shall apply:
A. 
The minimum lot size shall be as follows:
(1) 
For design centers, five acres.
(2) 
For automobile sales and service, three acres.
B. 
The minimum lot width for all uses shall be 200 feet.
C. 
The minimum lot depth for all uses shall be 200 feet.
D. 
The maximum lot coverage for all uses shall be 30%.
E. 
The front yard for all uses shall be a minimum of 75 feet.
F. 
The side yards for all uses shall each be a minimum of 35 feet.
G. 
The rear yard for all uses shall be a minimum of 35 feet.
H. 
The maximum height for all uses shall be 35 feet.
I. 
The unit size shall be subject to Planning Board review.